Talkin' Cloud http://talkincloud.com/rss.xml en Behind the Scenes of Dropbox’s Early Days http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/behind-scenes-dropbox-s-early-days <div class="node-body article-body">An interview on The Macro blog with Dropbox's first employee tells an interesting story about the early days of Dropbox.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/behind-scenes-dropbox-s-early-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/behind-scenes-dropbox-s-early-days#comments Cloud Computing SaaS (Software as a Service) Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:28:00 +0000 57341 at http://talkincloud.com Google Cloud Joins Amazon, IBM in Serving Blockchain Clients http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/google-cloud-joins-amazon-ibm-serving-blockchain-clients <div class="node-body article-body"> Google’s cloud services will be used to test blockchain technologies for banks, an area where IBM, Microsoft and Amazon have been courting clients for the past year.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/google-cloud-joins-amazon-ibm-serving-blockchain-clients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/google-cloud-joins-amazon-ibm-serving-blockchain-clients#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:45:00 +0000 57331 at http://talkincloud.com Cloud Outages | Scrutinize Cloud Agreements http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/cloud-outages-scrutinize-cloud-agreements <div class="field-deck"> Our sister site MSPmentor takes a look at SLA agreements in the cloud </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Third-party technology services providers and their customers should be aware that cloud providers typically compensate only for subscription fees, in the event of downtime -- not lost business, data or damage to reputation.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/cloud-outages-scrutinize-cloud-agreements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/cloud-outages-scrutinize-cloud-agreements#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing SLAs Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:29:00 +0000 57321 at http://talkincloud.com 7 Fast Facts for CSPs Offering Healthcare Cloud http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/7-fast-facts-csps-offering-healthcare-cloud <div class="node-body gallery-body">A new report by SADA Systems finds that healthcare firms are embracing the cloud in a huge way. Here's 7 findings from its survey you need to know. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/7-fast-facts-csps-offering-healthcare-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/7-fast-facts-csps-offering-healthcare-cloud#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Research Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:35:00 +0000 57311 at http://talkincloud.com Oracle Adds PHP, MySQL Support to Cloud Platform http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/oracle-adds-php-mysql-support-cloud-platform <div class="node-body article-body">Oracle has added support for PHP and MySQL to its cloud platform, among a number of developer tools announced by the company.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/oracle-adds-php-mysql-support-cloud-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/oracle-adds-php-mysql-support-cloud-platform#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Events Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:28:00 +0000 57301 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Offers Azure Services from Microsoft Cloud Germany http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/microsoft-offers-azure-services-microsoft-cloud-germany <div class="field-byline"> Richard Hay | Windows IT Pro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The two new data centers in Germany are located in Magdeburg and Frankfurt and will be managed/controlled by a data trustee T-Systems International.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/microsoft-offers-azure-services-microsoft-cloud-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/microsoft-offers-azure-services-microsoft-cloud-germany#comments Cloud Computing Public Cloud Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:19:00 +0000 57291 at http://talkincloud.com How to be a Better Manager (and Make Your Customers Happier in the Process) http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/how-be-better-manager-and-make-your-customers-happier-process <div class="node-body article-body">Appirio's Ellen Humphrey shares simple strategies that managers can use today to make employees happier and more engaged. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/how-be-better-manager-and-make-your-customers-happier-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/how-be-better-manager-and-make-your-customers-happier-process#comments Cloud Computing Management Cloud Computing Sales Strategies Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:49:00 +0000 57281 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Plans Another $40 Billion Buyback, Boosts Dividend http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsoft-plans-another-40-billion-buyback-boosts-dividend <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Corp.’s board authorized the buyback of an additional $40 billion of stock on top of an existing $40 billion repurchase program.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsoft-plans-another-40-billion-buyback-boosts-dividend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsoft-plans-another-40-billion-buyback-boosts-dividend#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:33:00 +0000 57271 at http://talkincloud.com Here's a Map of All Azure and AWS Data Centers http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/heres-map-all-azure-and-aws-data-centers <div class="node-body article-body">Ever wondered where Azure and AWS data centers sit on a map? Atomia has released a global map that shows their international cloud locations. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/heres-map-all-azure-and-aws-data-centers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/heres-map-all-azure-and-aws-data-centers#comments Cloud Computing Public Cloud Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:25:00 +0000 57261 at http://talkincloud.com Making Healthcare Technology More Human http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/making-healthcare-technology-more-human <div class="field-byline"> Paul Pluschkell | Kandy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A thoughtful use of healthcare technology, such as the integration of Real Time Communications (RTC), can bring back the human element we need, while still improving services and creating efficiencies.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/making-healthcare-technology-more-human" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/making-healthcare-technology-more-human#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Services Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:01:00 +0000 57251 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft to Lay Off More than 200 Skype Employees: Reports http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/microsoft-lay-more-200-skype-employees-reports <div class="node-body article-body">More than 200 Microsoft employees will be laid off as the company shuts down its Skype office in London, U.K., moving some employees to a new Microsoft office in Paddington. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/microsoft-lay-more-200-skype-employees-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/microsoft-lay-more-200-skype-employees-reports#comments Cloud Companies Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:39:00 +0000 57241 at http://talkincloud.com Distribution Watch: Tech Data Scoops Up Avnet’s Technology Services Group http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/distribution-watch-tech-data-scoops-avnet-s-technology-serv <div class="field-deck"> The distributor aims to be partners’ one-stop distributor shop </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We’ve seen a lot of deal making among vendors this year as technology companies adopt different strategies to adapt to a rapidly changing enterprise IT landscape. And now we’re seeing this scenario play out in the distributor space.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/distribution-watch-tech-data-scoops-avnet-s-technology-serv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/distribution-watch-tech-data-scoops-avnet-s-technology-serv#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:19:00 +0000 57231 at http://talkincloud.com What’s Behind the IT Security Workforce Shortage? http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/what-s-behind-it-security-workforce-shortage <div class="field-byline"> Gur Shatz | Cato Networks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Understaffed IT security teams leave companies open to a wide range of threats including phishing, DDoS, ransomware, ID theft and internal attacks. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/what-s-behind-it-security-workforce-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/what-s-behind-it-security-workforce-shortage#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Security Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:25:00 +0000 57221 at http://talkincloud.com Public Sector to Increase Cloud Spending in 2017: MeriTalk http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/public-sector-increase-cloud-spending-2017-meritalk <div class="node-body article-body">Public sector cloud adopters plan to nearly double cloud use from 35 percent up to 60 percent.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/public-sector-increase-cloud-spending-2017-meritalk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/public-sector-increase-cloud-spending-2017-meritalk#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Research Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:53:00 +0000 57211 at http://talkincloud.com Tech Data to Buy Avnet’s IT Solutions Group; Shares Surge http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-integrators/tech-data-buy-avnet-s-it-solutions-group-shares-surge <div class="node-body article-body">Tech Data Corp. is buying Avnet Inc.’s technology solutions group in a deal valued at $2.6 billion.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-integrators/tech-data-buy-avnet-s-it-solutions-group-shares-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-integrators/tech-data-buy-avnet-s-it-solutions-group-shares-surge#comments Cloud Computing Integrators Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:18:00 +0000 57191 at http://talkincloud.com Oracle’s Ellison Takes Shot at Amazon With New Cloud Services http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/oracle-s-ellison-takes-shot-amazon-new-cloud-services <div class="node-body article-body">Oracle Corp. unveiled new services that help customers take advantage of cloud computing as the company takes more direct aim at rival Amazon.com Inc.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/oracle-s-ellison-takes-shot-amazon-new-cloud-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/oracle-s-ellison-takes-shot-amazon-new-cloud-services#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Security Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:20:00 +0000 57181 at http://talkincloud.com Spanning’s Latest Offering Falls in Line with Dell’s Ambitious Plans http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/spanning-s-latest-offering-falls-line-dell-s-ambitious-plans <div class="node-body article-body">Take a look at Spanning, the cloud data protection provider purchased by EMC in 2014, and what it can do for Dell’s offerings.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/spanning-s-latest-offering-falls-line-dell-s-ambitious-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/spanning-s-latest-offering-falls-line-dell-s-ambitious-plans#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions SaaS (Software as a Service) Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:55:00 +0000 57171 at http://talkincloud.com Rackspace Brings Managed Application Services to Azure http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/rackspace-brings-managed-application-services-azure <div class="node-body article-body">Rackspace has extended Managed Application Services for Microsoft Azure to enhance companies’ app performance.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/rackspace-brings-managed-application-services-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/rackspace-brings-managed-application-services-azure#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:54:00 +0000 57161 at http://talkincloud.com Public Cloud Services to Hit $208.6B in Revenue by Year-End: Gartner http://talkincloud.com/iaas/public-cloud-services-hit-2086b-revenue-year-end-gartner <div class="node-body article-body">By the end of 2016 the public cloud services market will reach $208.6 billion in revenue, up 17.2 percent from $178 billion in 2015.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/iaas/public-cloud-services-hit-2086b-revenue-year-end-gartner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/iaas/public-cloud-services-hit-2086b-revenue-year-end-gartner#comments Cloud Computing Research IaaS Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:52:00 +0000 57151 at http://talkincloud.com Intermedia CEO Says Madison Dearborn Acquisition Won't Change Partner Focus http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/intermedia-ceo-says-madison-dearborn-acquisition-wont-chang <div class="node-body article-body">Madison Dearborn Partners has acquired cloud services provider Intermedia from Oak Hill Capital Partners.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/intermedia-ceo-says-madison-dearborn-acquisition-wont-chang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/intermedia-ceo-says-madison-dearborn-acquisition-wont-chang#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:02:00 +0000 57141 at http://talkincloud.com Oracle Sales Miss Estimates on Slow Transition to Cloud http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/oracle-sales-miss-estimates-slow-transition-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">Oracle Corp. reported quarterly revenue that fell short of analysts’ estimates, highlighting its struggles to transition to new cloud-based services.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/oracle-sales-miss-estimates-slow-transition-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/oracle-sales-miss-estimates-slow-transition-cloud#comments Cloud Computing and Cloud Services Stocks SaaS (Software as a Service) Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:53:00 +0000 57131 at http://talkincloud.com Mirantis Makes Key Acquisition in Containerized OpenStack Space http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/mirantis-makes-key-acquisition-containerized-openstack-space <div class="field-byline"> Scott Fulton II | Data Center Knowledge </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Commercial OpenStack service Mirantis announced Thursday it is acquiring a Czech Republic-based project called TCP Cloud.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/mirantis-makes-key-acquisition-containerized-openstack-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/mirantis-makes-key-acquisition-containerized-openstack-space#comments Cloud Computing and Open Source Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:16:00 +0000 57121 at http://talkincloud.com Benioff Says Salesforce Plans Continued Push for LGBT Rights http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/benioff-says-salesforce-plans-continued-push-lgbt-rights <div class="node-body article-body">Salesforce.com will focus on gender, racial and LGBT equality both internally and externally, Benioff said.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/benioff-says-salesforce-plans-continued-push-lgbt-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/benioff-says-salesforce-plans-continued-push-lgbt-rights#comments Cloud Computing SaaS (Software as a Service) Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:15:00 +0000 57101 at http://talkincloud.com Qualcomm, Ericsson Join Program to License Patents to Automakers http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mobile-services/qualcomm-ericsson-join-program-license-patents-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the biggest holders of telecommunications patents are joining together to license their technology to automakers, creators of smart meters and others.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mobile-services/qualcomm-ericsson-join-program-license-patents-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mobile-services/qualcomm-ericsson-join-program-license-patents-automakers#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Mobile Services Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:21:00 +0000 57091 at http://talkincloud.com Datto Bets on File Sync and Share to Raise Brand Awareness http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/datto-bets-file-sync-and-share-raise-brand-awareness <div class="node-body gallery-body">Talkin' Cloud editor Nicole Henderson hosted a panel with Datto VP of business development Rob Rae this week at Channel Directions Live in Scottsdale, Arizona. Here is an interview from earlier this year where Rae spoke about its file sync and share product Datto Drive.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/datto-bets-file-sync-and-share-raise-brand-awareness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/datto-bets-file-sync-and-share-raise-brand-awareness#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs Cloud Computing Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:30:00 +0000 53561 at http://talkincloud.com HP Replaces Salesforce with Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Sales and Partnership Management http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/hp-replaces-salesforce-microsoft-dynamics-crm-sales-and-partnership-management <div class="node-body article-body">In a knock to Salesforce, Microsoft has announced a major win against its “soft” competitor. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/hp-replaces-salesforce-microsoft-dynamics-crm-sales-and-partnership-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/hp-replaces-salesforce-microsoft-dynamics-crm-sales-and-partnership-management#comments Cloud Computing SaaS (Software as a Service) Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:49:00 +0000 57081 at http://talkincloud.com Accenture Taps Former CIA CTO to Lead Federal Cybersecurity Practice http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/accenture-taps-former-cia-cto-lead-federal-cybersecurity-practice <div class="node-body article-body"> Ira “Gus” Hunt has joined Accenture to oversee its cybersecurity practice.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/accenture-taps-former-cia-cto-lead-federal-cybersecurity-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/accenture-taps-former-cia-cto-lead-federal-cybersecurity-practice#comments Cloud Computing Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:30:00 +0000 57071 at http://talkincloud.com Guest Blog: Helping Customers Integrate Legacy Apps into the SDDC http://talkincloud.com/blog/guest-blog-helping-customers-integrate-legacy-apps-sddc <div class="node-body blog-body">Eighty percent of the time, integrating existing applications into a software-defined data center (SDDC) isn’t that complicated. That’s especially true of applications that are no more than a few years old, use open source technologies or are already cloud-enabled. It’s the other 20 percent—those legacy apps that companies simply can’t do without--that are the issue. Often, these applications were built with proprietary technologies, using out-of-date methods and code.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/blog/guest-blog-helping-customers-integrate-legacy-apps-sddc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/blog/guest-blog-helping-customers-integrate-legacy-apps-sddc#comments Guest Bloggers integration legacy apps integration SDDC VMware Talkin Cloud Blog Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:35:00 +0000 57061 at http://talkincloud.com 5 Facts About Salesforce and Its Ecosystem http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/5-facts-about-salesforce-and-its-ecosystem <div class="node-body article-body">Since joining Salesforce’s partner program, the average partner respondent reported an annual revenue growth of 38 percent, according to a report by IDC.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/5-facts-about-salesforce-and-its-ecosystem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/5-facts-about-salesforce-and-its-ecosystem#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs SaaS (Software as a Service) Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:55:00 +0000 57051 at http://talkincloud.com Yahoo Japan Sought Merger With Yahoo Before Verizon Deal http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/yahoo-japan-sought-merger-yahoo-verizon-deal <div class="node-body article-body">Yahoo Japan Corp. proposed a “merger of equals” with Yahoo! Inc. -- but was rebuffed -- during a months-long process that eventually led to Verizon Communications Inc. acquiring the U.S. internet company’s core assets.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/yahoo-japan-sought-merger-yahoo-verizon-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/yahoo-japan-sought-merger-yahoo-verizon-deal#comments Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:15:00 +0000 57041 at http://talkincloud.com